December 7, 2015 Subject:
From T. T. Rogers of the UK on 8 Aug. 2013
Michael Barrett's case for White Nationalist community-building - the 'PLE Prospectus' - is, probably, the most important political book on Nationalism to emerge in the last twenty years. To understand why, one needs to have a rudimentary understanding of the political situation facing Nationalists - i.e. those who wish to defend white Western/European civilisation against the onslaught of mixed-race ideology and racial liberalism. The electoral prospects for Nationalism are now as poor as ever, and it is apparent that much of the majority population in predominantly or traditionally white Western countries has lost racial consciousness. There is, thus, a need for Nationalists to shift gears and change strategy.
The main argument for community-building is that it allows for the possibility that Nationalists might gain a geographic foothold in the nation-state territories where they reside, thus leading either to a renewed and strengthened political Nationalism, or the emergence of nascent white homelands. What Barrett advocates in this book is 'Stormfronts of the Street'. That is to say, living spaces in which race-conscious whites form coherent communities, which Barrett calls 'Pioneer Little Europes'. Each Pioneer Little Europe, or 'PLE' for short, would exist to occupy, defend and protect white living space, thus stemming - and in time, one hopes, reversing - the demographic expansion of non-whites in a given territory. To my mind, this is the future of Nationalism and is what makes the 'PLE Prospectus' essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand what's next for those who wish to defend Europe. In a series of insightful articles, commentaries, and interviews, Barrett lucidly explains the PLE concept. It must be said, his innovation and knowledge of Nationalism, politics and cultural ideas is truly impressive.
What is important to understand about PLE is that it is not some kind of escapism by which race-conscious whites retreat to fortified compounds or wilderness areas. PLE is in fact a strategy for affirming, and maybe even taking back, existing white living space. For this purpose, Barrett has invented the concept of Cultural-Legionism, which describes the way in which intruding cultural groups will occupy a living space and deter 'alien' encroachment using overt and obnoxious cultural masking. An example of Cultural-Legionism in action can be seen in any Chinese or homosexual quarter of a city. There is no reason why these tried and tested community-building techniques cannot be used and exploited by Nationalists, in the interests of race-conscious whites.
PLE is now already being implemented successfully by racial activists in different communities of North America. Whether PLE in the form conceived by Barrett has strong applicability for Europe-based Nationalists is open to debate. I am currently writing a book on this very subject, which will outline a derivative concept which I call, 'Racial Intentional Community'. There are also a small number of activists who are working on actual racial community-building projects across Britain and Europe. It is clear that the PLE concept, brilliant as it is, will need to be adapted for British civic, social and geographic realities, while still honouring Barrett's vision.
Readers who enjoy this book should also read Arthur Kemp's 'Nova Europa'.